Cute animal pictures are good for your brain: SCIENCE

Without cute baby animal pictures where would the internet be?

LAST UPDATED: 15 February 2021

If you've ever used Google for work or study purposes, you've no doubt been sucked into the never-ending abyss of adorable/hilarious images of our animal friends instead. (Haven't tried it yet? Get on board). But there may be hope for your productivity yet — a study has revealed that looking at cute animals may actually improve your concentration! We can hear your high-fiving from here.

So, with that in mind, we thought we'd give you a little help with your research/study/work/life. Here are a few of our favourite pics that we hope will not only warm your heart — but may also help you concentrate on what you need to get done today.

(You're welcome.)

These eyelashes
Helen is a blind cow rescued by Freedom Hill Sanctuary. She loves to smell faces, and cuddle. Follow her journey here. These ears.
Millie the rescued greyhound is known as 'Sydney's first bionic dog' — she has found a loving forever home thanks to Greyhound Rescue. Follow Millie's journey here. This face.
This affectionate little owl was cared for and rehabilitated by Bohollow Wildlife Shelter. Photo by Tamara Kenneally Photography This wardrobe malfunction.
Leon Trotsky is a lucky piglet who shot to fame after being surrendered to Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary with a broken pelvis. Follow Leon's journey here. These best friends.
Frankie and Lulu have adapted to the creature comforts after both being rescued from factory farms by Brightside Farm Sanctuary These little chicks and their new carer.
These baby chicks were rescued by a caring photographer, Candice, whose senior dog Champ was more than happy to take them under his 'wing'. Photo by Candice Sedighan Photography These tiny, tiny legs.
Harrison was rescued from a stock yard by Freedom Hill Sanctuary These lips. And ears. And face. And jumper.
Elsa was rescued from a freezing paddock by a kind stranger. She is now thriving at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary This hug.
A hen's embrace means warmth, protection — and life — to her baby chicks. Chickens make great mums! Learn more about the secret lives of these clever and affectionate animals.

Are you concentrating yet?

No? Okay. Time to bring out the big guns. We can't guarantee that watching this video will help make your brain any sharper — but it will make your heart warmer!

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